From the President
Letter from the President
We are living in exciting yet sobering times. I am convinced that the final decades leading to Jesus’return back to earth are upon us. Senior leaders within the global missions movement are boldly declaring that we are only years away from having the gospel preached to a believing remnant from every nation (Mt. 24:14).
At the same time, darkness is covering the earth at an alarming rate as liberal theology and radical Islam seduce the hearts of a generation of young adults dissatisfied with the mediocre expression of Christianity.
In our own nation, many young adults are selling out for a humanistic and “politically correct” theology that trivializes the glory of Jesus. We stand at a critical juncture. The Holy Spirit is visiting His people with power, yet the powers of darkness are also raging against America’s moral fabric. The light is getting brighter as the darkness becomes darker.
It is time to draw a line in the sand. We must boldly speak what the Spirit is saying, and we must act on it. Our works of justice must flow from deep allegiance to Jesus and the Scripture. The Spirit will confirm the truth with demonstrations of power.
At IHOPU, in addition to equipping young people for ministry today, we are also training forerunner messengers who will prepare themselves to spiritually equip others for the unique dynamics of glory and pressure that will occur in the generation in which the Lord returns.
I am struck by the sincere dedication of our students who have driven a stake into the ground to claim the Lord’s calling and destiny upon their lives. I am moved by the way they inspire each other to go deep in Jesus while doing the works of the kingdom to impact others.
Our faculty comprises men and women who are not only skilled communicators of biblical knowledge, but who are zealous to do the works of the kingdom as they seek to love Jesus with all their hearts. Developing a faculty like this is a high priority to me.
If you feel that the Lord is calling you to be a prophetic voice to your generation, I heartily invite you to come and receive ministry training at International House of Prayer University.
I look forward to welcoming you to our university.
Allen Hood, President